Tree falls on electrical substation, causes wide-spread power outage

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – Jersey Central Power and Light is working to restore power to over 1,700 customers on Sunday morning after a tree falls on an electrical substation Saturday evening.

According to JCP&l spokesman Scott Takac, shortly after 8:30 p.m. a tree came down on the Furnace Brook substation, located in Oxford Township, causing fuses to catch fire.

“There was no way to back feed or use another circuit to bring power back to customers,” Takac said.

JCP&L crews have been working through the night to restore power to customers in Allamuchy Township, Frelinghuysen Township, Hackettstown, Hope Township, Independence Township, Liberty Township, Mansfield Township, Oxford Township and White Township, Takac said.

You can check the status of the outages on JCP&L’s website here.

As of 8:58 a.m., power has been restored, Takac said.

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